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The Point Is

Author : Lee Eisenberg
ISBN : 9781455550470
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 67. 66 MB
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In this engaging and provocative new book, Lee Eisenberg, bestselling author of The Number, dares to tackle nothing less than what it takes to find enduring meaning and purpose in life. He explains how from a young age, each of us is compelled to take memories of events and relationships and shape them into a one-of-a-kind personal narrative. In addition to sharing his own pivotal memories (some of them moving, some just a shade embarrassing), Eisenberg presents striking research culled from psychology and neuroscience, and draws on insights from a pantheon of thinkers and great writers-Tolstoy, Freud, Joseph Campbell, Virginia Woolf, among others. We also hear from men and women of all ages who are wrestling with the demands of work and family, ever in search of fulfillment and satisfaction. It all adds up to a fascinating story, delightfully told, one that goes straight to the heart of how we explain ourselves to ourselves-in other words, who we are and why.

The End Of The Point

Author : Elizabeth Graver
ISBN : 9780062184863
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 66. 35 MB
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Longlisted for the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction Ashaunt Point, Massachusetts, has anchored life for generations of the Porter family, who summer along its remote, rocky shore. But in 1942, the U.S. Army arrives on the Point, bringing havoc and change. That summer, the two older Porter girls—teenagers Helen and Dossie—run wild while their only brother, Charlie, goes off to train for war. The children’s Scottish nurse, Bea, falls in love. And youngest daughter Janie is entangled in an incident that cuts the season short. An unforgettable portrait of one family’s journey through the second half of the twentieth century, Elizabeth Graver’s The End of the Point artfully probes the hairline fractures hidden beneath the surface of our lives and traces the fragile and enduring bonds that connect us.

What Is The Point

Author : Misty Edwards
ISBN : 9781616386016
Genre : Religion
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Misty Edwards tackles the difficult questions of finding meaning in seasons of success and failure, smallness and greatness, pain and pleasure as we live lives that are, in the end, not of this world.

Doubling The Point

Author : J. M. Coetzee
ISBN : 0674215184
Genre : History
File Size : 29. 65 MB
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Nadine Gordimer has written of J.M. Coetzee that his vision goes to the nerve-centre of being. What he finds there is more than most people will ever know about themselves, and he conveys it with a brilliant writer's mastery of tension and elegance. Doubling the Point takes the reader to the center of that vision. These essays and interviews, documenting Coetzee's longtime engagement with his own culture, and with modern culture in general, constitute a literary autobiography.

To The Point A Dictionary Of Concise Writing

Author : Robert Hartwell Fiske
ISBN : 9780393347173
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 36. 28 MB
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Provides basic writing guidelines, tips on reducing wordiness, and a dictionary of phrases and their alternatives.

Write To The Point

Author : Salvatore J. Iacone
ISBN : 9781564146397
Genre : Business & Economics
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Provides practical, proven techniques for making business writing more effective and less stressful. Includes step-by-step procedures for generating effective e-mail, memos, letters, and reports.

The Point Of View Of The Universe

Author : Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek
ISBN : 9780199603695
Genre : Philosophy
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Tests the views and metaphor of 19th-century utilitarian philosopher Henry Sidgwick against a variety of contemporary views on ethics, determining that they are defensible and thus providing a defense of objectivism in ethics and of hedonistic utilitarianism.

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